For the better part of our lives, we pass through this struggle to live, to exist, to invest and to be heard. Our worlds stand in the gap between what we are and what we want to become. So, we work everyday to break through that invisible border between planting and harvesting. Things that Start Small but Sweet is a collection of twelve stories about the lives of many genuine characters, faced with numerous challenges and tears, the desires to be heard. Each story, each voice, of a child in a slum settlement, of immigrant youths, of women that are uncertain, of the non-inclusive government and of the many voices that are not heard even when they scream. It is about suffering and smiling while living. It is also about happiness and the many victories of the urban poor, and also the rich that possess them.
About the Author
BIBI UKONU is an architect, poet and novelist. He is published online, and in print magazines, such as Pyramid Magazine and Twilight Musings of the International Library of Poetry. He is also the Editor of CityDezigns Magazine, and writes about Architecture and Sustainable Development. THINGS THAT START SMALL BUT SWEET is his second collection of short stories, and recently won the first runner-up prize at the 2018 ANA/Abubakar Gimba Prize for Short Stories.